Q. Where can I find checks to collect?
A. Depending upon the type of checks you collect, you may find them at garage sales, estate sales, stamp or paper shows, on eBay®, or from stamp or paper dealers. We list links to dealers that advertise in The Check Collector on our Web Resources page on the menu.
Q. Does the ASCC have any tips on how to search eBay® to locate checks and other financial documents?
A. eBay®, of course, has its own tutorial on searching techniques, and you should certainly read that first, but we DO have some search tips. To view them, Click Here.
Q. If I have a check with ragged or damaged edges, should I trim the edges to improve the appearance?
A. No, you should NEVER trim a check. If you repair an edge or tear, be sure to use archival quality Document Repair Tape. NEVER use non-archival tape of any kind.
Q. Should I collect cut squares of revenue imprints on checks? And should I cut imprints from entire checks for such a collection?
A. If you locate a cut square item and it is of interest, by all means collect it. However, NEVER cut an entire check or other document to extract a cut square.
Q. How can I contact other ASCC member to sell, purchase or trade checks and other documents?
A. As an ASCC member, you may submit a short notice to buy or trade for publication in the Member Exchange listing in The Check Collector, at no cost. If you wish to publish a small advertisement for selling, rates are as low as $15 per issue of The Check Collector, with a discount for advertising in four issues.
Q. Does the ASCC hold meetings for its members or have local chapters that hold regular meeting for members?
A. ASCC meetings may be held at major paper money shows or the stamp show where the American Revenue Association is meeting. Check the show programs to see whether one is – or offer to hold one – contact an ASCC officer for information if interested. The ASCC does not have local chapters, but don’t let that stop you from organizing informal check collecting meetings in your area. If you do, let us know and encourage other members of your group to join the ASCC.